My son and his buddies are building a large skateboard ramp in the
back yard and need to cover the plywood structure with something
smooth for their skateboards.
Masonite is popular, but is prone to damage by moisture.
Special skateboard coverings are very expensive and out of their price
I had thought perhaps a vinyl flooring and glue it on if I could find
one not too slippery.
Does anyone have any other suggestions for a suitable material to
check out? Price and moisture resistance are the key I guess.
Seven years ago I helped our then 14 year old son build a portable ramp,
but we never considered covering the plywood with anything more durable
It never really got a lot of use, most of the fun was in the building of
it I guess.
I documented the project, spanning three months, with a not very high
resolution digital camera of that era:
Thanks for the mammaries!
On 4/30/2008 5:13 AM email@example.com spake thus:
I asked some experts on the subject--my neighbors are hardcore skaters,
have a half-pipe in their unit, and have built outdoor ramps--and they
tell me the ultimate stuff you'd want to use is "Skatelite":
Expensive, but money well spent, they tell me.
Forget Masonite: they have their indoor ramp covered with it, but it'll
deteriorate in no time outdoors.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute
conversation with the average voter.
yes - the kids here had mentioned it and were aware of it, but
rejected it out of hand as too expensive for them. Thanks.
Maybe we may try the masonite with an epoxy covering on it. The
purpose behind the masonite is to provide a smooth covering over the
rough plywood, so maybe it would work. I'll have to look into it and
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